Coast and beaches in Norfolk
Norfolk is well known for its natural coastline. Enjoy the sandy beaches, picturesque harbours and nature reserves, which are a haven for wildlife all year round.
Explore coastal places to visit for invigorating rambles and plenty of opportunity for wildlife spotting
Find out the things to see and do at Blakeney National Nature Reserve, from seeing the seal colony at Blakeney Point to exploring Friary Hills and Blakeney Freshes.
Brancaster Estate, with its wide expanse of golden sands, is perfect for summer sunbathing or winter wanders. Here’s everything you need to know when planning your visit.
Explore the Norfolk Coast from Morston Quay
Iconic coastline famous for its sandy beaches
Spectacular wildlife and uninterrupted views of beautiful coastline
Blakeney Point is home to England's largest grey seal colony.
The best way to get up close and personal with the wildlife on Blakeney Point is to book onto one of the locally operated ferry trips departing from Morston Quay.
Find out about England’s largest grey seal colony, how we’ve changed the annual count due to ever-increasing numbers and why the seals call Blakeney Point home.
Remember to keep a watchful eye on your family when you're at the beach, stay together and don't use inflatables in the sea. In an emergency dial 999 for the Coastguard.
Know the risks
Don’t walk out to the shipwreck of the SS Vina at Brancaster Beach. The fast-flowing channel of tidal water and the quickly changing tides, will put your life in danger. Each year multiple people require rescuing as they get cut off from the land.
Follow the signs
When you arrive at the beach, the first thing to look for are the signs, giving you all the information about the beach you’re visiting. It’s worth noting that we don’t have RNLI lifeguards on duty at these beaches, but we'd still recommend following their advice.
Understand the sea
A beach can seem like a vast playground, but the tide can come in surprisingly quickly at Brancaster. Tide times and heights vary throughout the month and can easily catch you out if you haven’t checked them.